Pressure up

A LAST-minute try by Waisea Nacuqu helped Fiji win the Tokyo 7s tournament and move an inch closer to HSBC Sevens World Series leaders South Africa and New Zealand. Clad in black, the Vodafone-sponsored side defeated South Africa 33-26 in a hard-fought final at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium to lift the title they last…

Impressive Fiji lift title in Tokyo

Fiji scored five tries in a breathless Cup final at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Ground, beating South Africa 33-26 in round six of the HSBC Sevens World Series on Sunday.   Captained by the impressive Osea Kolinisau, Fiji head into next weekend’s Hong Kong Sevens full of confidence after claiming their second Cup final of…

Amicale clinch fourth title

Amicle have won their fourth consecutive TVL Premier League title in style after recording a stylish 6-0 victory over Yatel FC to round out the 2013/14 season. The slimmest of margins separated the Red Roosters from their closest rivals Erakor Golden Star as they ended the season with 30 and 29 points respectively. Goals from…

FIFA Development Committee approve OFC programmes

Four countries are set to become new beneficiaries of FIFA’s Goal Programme following approval by the Development Committee of world football’s governing body. The meeting, chaired by FIFA Vice-President Issa Hayatou in the presence of the chairman of the FIFA Audit and Compliance Committee, Domenico Scala, was opened today in Zurich by FIFA President Blatter.…

Hekari prepare for O’League

The eighth attempt for Hekari FC in the Oceania Championship League (O’League) challenge begins in less than three weeks. The O’League race for Hekari FC started in 2007 and have maintained its form back at local turf.  They will attend this year’s O’League challenge in Fiji.   The Southern Highlands franchise has also driven the…

Mateinaqara wins best player award

NADI skipper Beniamino Mateinaqara could not believe it when he was named the Fiji FA Player of the Year during the Global Flight Centre Fiji FA awards night held at Tanoa Waterfront Hotel in Lautoka on Saturday night. Elated with his success, the Taveuni lad dedicated the award to his parents and relatives at Naselesele,…

Tough O’League opener

NADI skipper Beniamino Mateinaqara is anticipating a tough battle against Auckland City in their first O’League game to be held at Churchill Park next month. The ace goalkeeper said it would be a battle between experience and new kids on the block. Mateinaqara said the visitors would be tough having tasted top level competition while…

Why do avoidable deaths occur?

THE remarks below were made by an Australian Judge Justice Stephen Pallaras, who had been serving in the country. These were remarks made in relation to a murder case he judged. This is the observation he made in relation to deaths and service provided by the National Referral Hospital. I have been fortunate to have…

MMTM’S FIRST TASTE OF VICTORY

Newly introduced basketball team MMTM has registered its first win of the Namson Tran basketball tournament after defeating the U19 select side on Sunday at the Multipurpose Hall. MMTM ended their first game of the competition with a final score of 46 – 33. It was an equally fought match which saw the young U19…